Genre: Contemporary Romance, GLBTQ, MM
Released: October 18, 2017
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd.
Series: Heroes, Book 3
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
How can you trust the man who tried to kill you?
Undercover cop Deacon Shepherd lost everything trying to maintain his cover – the man he loved and the future he craved. He walked away and never looked back because it was the only way to keep Rafael alive.
The last thing he needs is to be dragged back in that world, but an attempt on Rafael’s life is enough to make him risk his heart again.
Rafael ‘Rafe’ Ramirez wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a hit and run. He’s horrified when the first face he sees is that of the man who betrayed him and left him for dead three years before. Witness protection had stripped Rafe of his family and friends, and now it seems his sacrifice to bring his Uncle to justice was for nothing.
Someone wants Rafe dead, and the only way he can stay alive is to go with the murdering drug dealer who broke his heart. But how can he ever trust Deacon, and how can Deacon protect Rafe without falling in love all over again?
Approximately 50,000 words.
Reviewed by ButtonsMom2003
My review can’t do this book justice; I loved it.
RJ Scott is trying to kill me – one book at a time – but I’m loving every minute of it. Deacon’s Law is her newest release and I thought it was wonderful. I should know better than to start one of her books late at night; I found myself reading until 5 a.m. and only stopped then because I just couldn’t keep my eyes open any more. Deacon’s Law is the third book in the Heroes series and it’s a heart-pounding, heart-breaking (at some points), suspenseful and thrilling story that I hated to see end.
The story begins in 2013 and picks up again three years later. Deacon Shepherd is an undercover cop trying to gather enough information to bring down an evil family that deals drugs and is responsible for several deaths.
Rafe Martinez’ father and mother are dead. He is living with his Uncle Arlo’s family; Arlo was his mother’s brother. Before he died, Rafe’s father told him of the evil things his uncle has done, including killing his own sister, Rafe’s mother. Rafe hates living with his uncle and his sons but he’s determined to gather evidence against the family so that they can be brought to justice for their crimes.
Deacon has spent two years undercover, working his way up through the ranks in order to get close to Arlo. He doesn’t think that Rafe is really part of the evil things his uncle does but he doesn’t know for sure. He’s in a quandary because he’s attracted to Rafe but he can’t let his attraction undermine his investigation; too many lives are at stake.
RJ Scott gave her characters in this book such depth that I could “see” everything that was going on and feel everything that they felt. Deacon ends up feeling tortured by the things he was forced to do while undercover. When Rafe sees Deacon again after four years, he is stunned; he never again wanted to see the man who tried to kill him.
When everything seems to be resolved at just over the half-way point in the book I knew that it couldn’t be but I was still shocked at the devious plot that RJ Scott came up with and how the rest of the story played out. Rest assured that Deacon and Rafe get their HEA but not without some serious heart-pounding moments.
The epilogue that RJ wrote for Deacon and Rafe was wonderful and a perfect way to end their story. You might want to keep some tissues on hand for this one – for the sad stuff and also for the happy things that happen; both brought on the tears for me.
O Factor: Scorcher
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RJ Scott is the bestselling author of over one hundred romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the partners who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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